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Man arrested after five-week long drug investigation in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A five-week long investigation into the alleged distribution of heroin in Phillipsburg has led to the arrest of a Warren County man, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

A search warrant was recently executed at the residence of Paul Smith III, 44, located on South Main Street in Phillipsburg and during the search, officers found cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

Smith was charged with two counts of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin, second-degree possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of third-degree distributing heroin, and fourth-degree unlawful obstruction, prosecutor’s office said.

Smith is being held pending a detention hearing, authorities said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Phillipsburg Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police assisted in the investigation.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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